Cascadia Pilates + CoreAlign – A local, woman-owned studio celebrates National Pilates Day Saturday, May 7 from  10 am – 1 pm. The Cascadia open house celebrates with “Pie + Lattes”, a chance to tour the studio, and a free introductory mat class for those who RSVP in advance. The studio will offer a one day, 50% discount on the first month for new members. 4220 SE Belmont St. Reservations at 503.802.7373 /cascadiapilates.com.

Karuna Contemplative Living, 1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd., possibly Portland’s first meditation cushion and supplies store, will celebrate its first year with an All Day Sale Wednesday, June 1,  with a party from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Most cushions sold at Karuna are made regionally and the Karuna brand cushions are made here in Portland. There is a selection of clothing, jewelry and books too. In  a city brimming with yoga studios and meditation groups, there seems to be an immense interest in seeking meaning through ancient traditions. Karuna owner Anandi Gefroh, hopes to encourage the “mindfulness movement.” For info, see karunastore.com, 971.229.0565.

Toadstool Cupcakes is now open after remodeling the former Subway located at 3557 SE Hawthorne Blvd. They are open every day from 9 am to 8 pm. All the cupcakes are baked on-site, home-grown, harvested daily and “Toadally cool!” A full color menu and descriptions of the cupcakes may be seen at ToadstoolCupcakes.com. “Absolutely delicious!” says The Southeast Examiner.

Mia’s Boutique has moved to beautiful Montavilla, 7831 SE Stark St. after a number of years down on the waterfront. Mia’s will become your favorite boutique for special and wearable women’s clothing and accessories  Their focus is to help you look great and feel even better! 503.477.6003